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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

So I have been low carb high fat all last week & all this week and I have GAINED!!! I am second guessing myself here. I dont know what to do now. emoticon

  
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CORINNEP01 5/29/2014 8:45AM

    i do eat a lot of cheese. well, not alot, about an ounce at breakfast, lunch & dinner. It was a pound. i know that is not much & I now realize it probably has to do with my TOM! I am sure i am not drinking enough water, i will start tracking that better. I don't really track my food on sp because i get discouraged when i see how many calories i am eating, which, I know i shouldn't really worry about that too much. My typical days is 2 eggs with bacon bits scrambled in, 2 sausage patties, 2 pieces of microwave bacon with 1 oz cheese for breakfast, keeps me full until lunch, which is around 1:30pm, Lunch has been 1 oz of cheese & 3 turkey snack sticks & a cup of chicken broth(i like broth, it fools my brain into thinking i am eating a big bowl of soup) Dinner is sometimes a small burger patty or about 5 oz steak & about 1/2 cup homemade cole slaw(no sweetener at all) I snack on bell peppers & celery with some chipotle cream cheese(this i think is where i get the most sugar). Last night, dinner was 1 oz cheese & a couple slices of mesquite turkey lunch meat. I did, however, have a low cal gatorade a couple nights last week, i am sure this doesnt help either. I walk everyday on my lunch for 45-55 mins & add some extra excersises at night, but not all the time at night. Maybe I just need to give it more time. Maybe i need to eat salad at lunch instead of cheese & turkey sticks.
Thanks for your input & support!

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WOUBBIE 5/28/2014 9:33PM

    Aw, no! By gained do you mean 4 pounds or 4 ounces? Did you add a lot of exercise? Are you drinking enough water?

Do you track your food somewhere else besides SP? It would help to know what you've been eating - like sweeteners or cheese or peanut butter and the like. You can post on the Living Low Carb team forum if you need some advice or some cheering up!

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CARB COUNTING QUESTIONS

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hey folks, well it's been a super long time since i have posted anything. i haven't necessarily fallen off the eating healthy wagon, but i did gain a few pounds on my vacation(who doesn't?) Anyway, i have said before that i lost my first 30-35 lbs eating low carb. I remember I didn't really count carbs, i just stayed away from sugars, breads, pasta ect... Well, I wanted to start the induction stage again for a while to get going again and started looking at labels & OMG I am over 20 grams alot. My question to you folks is...how do YOU stay under or at 20 grams of carbs per day?? Any suggestions?
Thanks

  
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NAYPOOIE 5/22/2014 12:36PM

    Lately, I do it by eating mostly meat, eggs, cheese, and sweet peppers.

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WOUBBIE 5/22/2014 10:48AM

    Induction level takes a lot of discipline, though the rewards are pretty good. The simplest way for you to keep your carbs at 20g or below is to plan them ahead of time and track them. Here's a typical day:

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Breakfas
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~2 scrambled eggs in 2 t butter with two spinach leaves
~2 mugs of Coffee with coconut oil and half and half

393cal 3g carb 38g fat 13g protein
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Lunch>~1 Serving arugula, 1 serving spring mix lettuce
~1 serving homemade yogurt dressing (has less than 2g carbs and no soy oil)
~1 seasoned chicken thigh
~1 mug of Coffee with coconut oil and half and half

400 cal 10g carb 30g fat 21g protein
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Dinner

1 serving zucchini lasagna
1 soda water
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561 cal 4g carb 51g fat 13g protein

Daily total:

1390 calories
29g carb, minus 6g fiber = 23g total
116g fat
63g protein

So, a tad high on carbs; you could remove those 3 by cutting the half and half down or cutting it out.

Comment edited on: 5/22/2014 11:18:30 AM

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 5/21/2014 5:20PM

    I'm lost too with carb counting so I don't count carbs. I just try to eat the healthy ones instead of the refined ones.

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EXOTEC 5/21/2014 4:51PM

    Lots of veggies! I've been on LC long enough that I've come up from the 20-30 induction level... although, I've crept up farther than I should, and need to get back under control. I don't lose if I get above about 70 g. Do remember that the very low induction carb level isn't a restriction forever. You can start to add a few back in as soon as you've become adapted to burning fats instead of sugars. Naturally, that means you can't restrict fats!

I eat lots of eggs. I can't have much roughage, which makes this really challenging. But for the "typical" LCer, just noshing out on plenty of non-starchy veggies should help. Proteins are good too, just remember that if you load up on protein, your liver's going to just convert it to a sugar and store it (as body fat). You're better off getting plenty of healthy fats (yes, saturated animal fats, coconut or regular olive oil, whole dairy, real butter, bacon renderings, etc).

You're doing well to avoid the sugars and breads. That's a great start! It's amazing to see how much we're aimed at carbs -- just try to find additional ways to avoid them. Cutting out processed "convenience" foods will help, too.

You can do it! Hang in there.


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Good Shopping Experience!!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Hi all, been a while again. No particular reason, just busy I guess. I had an exciting shopping experience last week. My size 16W jeans were starting to fall off. So my daughter and I went to Cato to get some new jeans. I thought I wanted to try a size 14W but I couldn't find any. I asked the lady there for help, she said that there is a such thing, but not many out there, so she gave me the one pair that they had & asked why I thought I needed a 14W, i explained & she looked at me & said here, try these...I did & they fit GREAT! Then I looked at the tag...A size 14 in misses....not womens! I just about cried in the dressing room. I called my daughter in there(mind you she is about to turn 13) and she said...."whoa mom!! You look hawwwwt in those jeans..turn around" so i did & she said..."oh yeah, your bottom looks great" I died right there! I couldn't believe it! So, Needless to say, I was stoked. I bought 2 pair.

On a side note: I am starving today and I couldn't run up the stairs on lunch like I have been doing. I realized I just havent eaten enough today. I haven't been tracking my calories because, well, I don't know why. I am just trying to eat as healthy as possibe and drink a ton(literally) of water! Hope everyone is doing well!

  
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CHERIJ16 2/8/2014 8:27PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 2/8/2014 3:07AM

    That is so great. congrats

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 2/7/2014 12:52PM

    AWESOME!!!

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EDDYMEESE 2/7/2014 1:49AM

    Very nice!!!!!


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TXGARDENCRAZZY 2/6/2014 7:21PM

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WOUBBIE 2/6/2014 7:05PM

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JEANIE07 2/6/2014 4:41PM

  Well done you, I'm so pleased for you makes such a difference when you can smile and say I done well.....keep going who knows what you may buy next x emoticon

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Need Some Excersise Tips & advice!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Good Morning All,
ITS FRIDAY!!! Good thing too, I am worn out from the week! I am in need of some good workout adive today! I have lost 53lbs since I started this crusade, and that is SUPER AWESOME...except, I am losing it everywhere by my big ole stomachs. I literally have 2 stomachs! My upper stomach stops at my waist, my waist is thinning nicely then my lower stomach. My family calls it the Sawyer Gut. My granddad Sawyer was an extremely large man from his waist to his thighs. He was definately pear shaped! Now that I have lost this weight everywhere else, I look pregnant & in my opinion, misproportioned & I HATE IT! Hubbs says all i need to do is crunches...I have been doing crunches and I can feel and see a slight difference in my upper stomach, but not my lower. In fact, either my lower is getting bigger, or my upper is getting smaller and it just makes my lower look bigger! IDK but I am tired of it!! So..What can I do? Any suggestions??

Second question?? My boobs are not getting any smaller either. I hate it! I have gone from a 46 to a 38 but I am still a back painful cup size H. Is there anything I can do to get those babies smaller & more firm without surgery??

Third & Final question?? I love fruit. When I get a sweet tooth, it is for fruit, not candy or cakes or what not. Fruit is super high in carbs. If I am primarily low carb, what is the best fruit to have? I realize that I can't go nuts, but is an apple or a clementine orange ok?? Everyday??

I hope everyone has a great day!

BTW...my daughters basketball team, the Lady Warriors, are now in the championship!! They have only lost 1 game this entire season & it was thier very first game. So Proud!!






So proud of these girls!!
Thanks Ya'll

  
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DOVESEYES 1/10/2014 7:56PM

    One of the exercises that helps me with waist and muscles is a emoticon Zumba one. If I can explain it that is .

1 Hold your arms up so your elbows are just below your shoulders( sort of don't shoot pose:),

take 2 steps to the right and twist your waist/hips to the right, moving your arms across your body to the left and then back the other way 2 steps...or 4.. do this about 5-6 times and increase slowly..over a couple of weeks

after a while you can really feel the muscles tighten in your waist /belly


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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 1/10/2014 3:34PM

    Do the crunchless core workout video Coach Nicole has on here. That might do the trick!

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CORINNEP01 1/10/2014 2:53PM

    Madmiranda,
no ma'am she does not!! I am 5'3 1/2, she is already 5'4 1/2. Her my husband played basketball in high school and he is almost 6'5. She gets it from him! LOL.. I am glad!

Thanks for the info ladies, I truely appriciate it.

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POUTINGPEGGY 1/10/2014 1:46PM

    You are doing amazingly but I can't add any more to what people have already said. The belly will go down over time the more weight you lose but I'm not sure about the boobs.
Your daughter shouldbe proud of herself and the team. Hope they do well. Lady warriors, does she get that from you? emoticon

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WOUBBIE 1/10/2014 12:51PM

    Yes, you can't spot lose fat anymore than you can spot gain it. By doing exercises in a particular area you ARE giving the under layer more definition and support, though, and that's a good thing, so keep it up!

Also, it will take a lot of time for your skin to catch up with the fat loss, so use moisturizer.

Stick with the losing, though. Abdominal fat is the dangerous kind!

The lowest impact fruits are berries. The sweeter the fruit and the less fiber it has the more it affects your blood sugar.

Good going!

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CHEETARA79 1/10/2014 10:32AM

    Unfortunately, you can't spot-reduce certain areas of your body through exercise. Fat loss happens wherever it happens. Full body strength training is great if you're not doing it already.

I have found that having supportive undergarments - like a good bra and girdle - can really helps smooth out my curves.

I'm not a low carb person but I have heard that berries are lower carb than other fruits.

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CORINNEP01 1/10/2014 9:50AM

    Really?? I am sure my daughter knows him or has seen him around! Thats awesome! emoticon

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MLKDUD 1/10/2014 9:36AM

    My husband teaches at Westover!!!

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Not Sure How to Title This Blog!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Good morning friends.
I am feeling a bit discouraged! Yesterday was a great day, I ate good, but I did not get to walk on my lunch like I wanted to. My daughter calls me from school & says that she forgot to bring her basketball jersey with her. It was a MUST that she had it! So, instead of getting to walk, I drove 16 miles to my house & then another 15 or so to the school then 20 back to work. HUGE round trip...that doesn't bother me, that's the joys of parenthood! I told myself right after that phone call that I would go home, fix dinner for Hubbs & B & then go walk the neighborhood for an hour. It was 50 degrees & I was all siked up to put on a hoodie & beanie & head out! I had already done several resistance band excersises at my desk, several wall push ups and squats on my bathroom breaks & even threw in some jump squats when no one was looking! I had this... I was easily going to make up for not walking. Plus, an older gentleman that I work with really made my day yesterday by telling me that I look FABULOUS & that he is real proud of me in how well I have done losing weight. That made my day!! So what happened?? CHIPS & HOT SAUCE!! It is my weakness. I made the family taco ring for supper. It is so good!! SOOOO GOOOD! I was planning to go walk while they ate. My husband decided he wanted to go walk with me so I waited. While I waited, I let the chips & salsa get the better of me. I ended up eating enough to fill me up, then had a piece of taco ring on top of that. Then....here is the bad part.... WE DIDN'T GO WALK. emoticon We both used the excuse that it was now too chilly & dark to go & NCIS was coming on. OMG So now I am stupid full & didn't burn hardly any calories for the day. I pouted for the rest of the night over it.

Well, I get up this morning with a better attitude, it was one mess up evening, today is a new day! Although I had to wake up at 4:30am to be able to get my girl to BBall practice on time, I was in a fab mood! Hair looks good, make up looks good, everything went smoothly..YES! I had, what I thought was a good breakfast. Egg whites, 3/4 cup ground sausage, some grape tomatoes, glass of juice & a string cheese stick!! YUMMO..it was so good. Then I go to track my breakfast...after i had already ate it...and HOLY MACARONI...660 calories in 3/4 cup of ground pork sausage. emoticon I never knew, never even thought to look. It was already cooked from a few nights ago, so there was no package to double check. WOW...so my breakfast ended up being over 700 calories. DARN.

My plan? Well, do the best I can today. I will do the normal bathroom excersises, drink my water, walk on lunch & both breaks, & go to the gym tonight. I may even stay an hour instead of my normal 30 minutes in the circuit room.

Now that I have gotten all of this off of my chest...I feel a little better. I just know it's going to be discouraging again when i get hungry in a couple of hours. I brought good foods, but still!!!

Hope everyone else has a good day!! Hopefully I can get over this & get my fab mood back!

  
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SISSY_24 1/9/2014 8:02AM

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DOVESEYES 1/8/2014 10:02PM

    Just keeping track of it is an amazing thing after just eating what ever you wanted. You've got this!!!

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LESLEE33 1/8/2014 1:38PM

    The fact that you are taking the time to balance "real life" and fitness together is something to be very proud about. emoticon
So you didn't get a walk in, or you had sausage for breakfast. At least your not throwing in the towel over it.
You have a great attitude, and it really sounds like you've made some long lasting lifestyle changes. Remember the positives, they'll get you further. emoticon emoticon

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 1/8/2014 12:54PM

    Don't beat yourself up. You can do this!

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WOUBBIE 1/8/2014 12:33PM

    Well, if you're low carb, don't worry about the calories as long as your carbs are low and your fat is high. You may not lose any fat during this 24 hour period but you won't gain any either. Just don't ever put the sausage on toast or a bagel and wash it down with OJ!!! Here's a handy calculator for ketosis:

http://keto-calcula
tor.ankerl.com/



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POUTINGPEGGY 1/8/2014 10:00AM

    I've done that thing with underestimating calories, last time it was humous, which is supposed to be very healthy- but oh the calories. I expect that's why it's a good reason to track our food, well one of the reasons anyway. Never mind it's behind you now so enjoy the rest of your day.

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